CSDB STUDIO Features

In CSDB STUDIO for S1000D you will find:

  • Support for multiple major versions of the S1000D standard
  • S1000D Authoring
    • Author in our built-in CSS-controlled WYSIWYG editor
    • Use drag-and-drop to deploy references and illustrations
    • Rely on the editor to help you following the S1000D schema
    • Easily check in/out DMs from/to CSDB for editing 
  • S1000D Validation (both Schema and BREX)
  • S1000D Content Store
    • Centrally store your illustrations, DMs and PMs
    • Check-in/out your DMs, illustrations and PMs no matter where you are: all you need to collaborate with your team is an HTTP connection to the CSDB STUDIO server
    • Use one of the industry-standard database engines: Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL 
  • Publishing (IETM, PDF, XML)
  • Review
  • Workflow
    • Define your own workflows
    • Move DMs from one state to another
    • Receive workflow-related e-mail notifications
  • Import/export/interchange
  • Configuration management
    • Applicability
    • Common information repository
    • Integrity of all data module, publication module and illustration references
    • Container data modules
    • SDC-based filtering
    • Automatic compilation of PMs
    • Automatic numbering and coding of DMs, Illustrations and PMs
  • Versioning and version control
    • Full change history of any SNS, DM, Illustrations or PMs 
    • Rollback to any historical version of DM or PM
  • Access control
    • Define users, user groups or sub-groups
    • Optionally, grant different users or groups access to different projects or even SNS branches
  • S1000D Conversion
    • Copy Microsoft Word or HTML content right into our built-in editor and tag it up using our conversion feature set. 
    • See tables and illustrations automatically converted.
  • Content distribution/delivery
    • Subscription-based IETM and PDF delivery
    • Web-based IETM delivery (IETM hosted on a web server)
    • Standalone IETM publishing (IETM delivered on hard media, such as USB drive or DVD-ROM)
  • IETM (Interactive Technical Manual) Viewer
    • 2D hotspots
    • 3D animation and hotspots
    • Run-time applicability filtering
  • PDF layout customization
    • CSS-driven PDF layout and layout customization methodology
  • Full CSDB STUDIO Restful API providing platform-neutral programmatic access to all aspects of CSDB STUDIO Server